Part 7, Chapter 7 Summary
Levin reaches the club at just the right time. It is a place he has not been to since he lived in Moscow, left the university, and was entering society. It is a place of great tradition, and everything feels the same to him now. Levin feels a rush of familiarity; this is a place of “repose, comfort, and propriety.” The porter, older now than when Levin had first come here, opens the door for him and greets him personally.
The dining room is noisy and full of people; every table is nearly full. As he walks, Levin sees people of every kind, some of whom he knows well and others he only knows a little. Not one face shows worry or unhappiness; they all seem to have left their cares and anxieties at the porter’s room...
(The entire section is 505 words.)